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54 dead as tourist bus plunges into ravine in Brazil
Up to 54 people died as a result of an accident in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in which a bus fell into a ravine from a height of 400 meters, local police said in a dramatic increase of the initial death toll.

15.03.2015 03:32

Brazilian rainforest now mapped on Google Street View zipwire cams
Google has teamed up with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and has fitted one of its Street View cameras to capture 360-degree images of the canopy of trees and other plant life in the rainforest.

02.03.2015 13:04

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

NASA video shows Sahara Desert fertilizing Amazon Rainforest with dust
A new video from NASA shows how the Sahara Desert produces massive storms which send tons of dust into the atmosphere – much of which is transported across the Atlantic Ocean and deposited in the Amazon Rainforest and the Caribbean.

26.02.2015 02:11

Prison breakout in Brazil after guards fall for fake ‘orgy’ plan (VIDEO)
The success of a guard-seducing strategy, masterminded by three females in fantasy police costumes, allowed dozens of prisoners escape via the central gate of a Brazilian prison, leaving the wardens with no clothes and no weapons.

08.02.2015 10:18

Petrobras CEO, 5 top managers resign amid Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal
The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro) Maria das Graca Foster has resigned along with five of the company’s top executives in the middle of a corruption scandal involving billions of dollars.

05.02.2015 06:58

BRICS to discuss creating new rating agency in March - Brazilian ambassador
The contact group of BRICS experts will meet in March to discuss the idea of establishing an independent rating agency, said Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Antonio Guerreiro. The agency would become an alternative to the western ‘big three’.

28.01.2015 11:29

Monsanto agrochemicals cause genetic damage in soybean workers – study
Soybean workers exposed to the agrochemicals like glyphosate, the main component in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ herbicide and other biocides, suffer from elevated DNA and cell damage, according to a new study.

22.01.2015 15:07

Tear gas, sound bombs: Clashes in Sao Paulo as 1,000s protest bus fare hike
Police used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse thousands of people protesting against hikes in bus fare price in Brazil’s biggest city, Sao Paulo.

17.01.2015 06:03

‘Global War I: Geopolitical battle where oil is key’
The oil price crash is the first battle of Global War I between the geopolitical interests of the West versus Russia and its allies, says international consultant Adrian Salbuchi. In the future we might see the same happening over water or food, he adds.

15.01.2015 04:50

Structure taller than Eiffel Tower built in middle of Amazon (PHOTOS)
The construction of a giant observation tower in the middle of the Amazon rainforest – a project of German and Brazilian scientists – is nearing completion. Photos from the top of the structure, which is higher than the Eiffel Tower, reveal the process.

14.01.2015 13:46